Defective wheels lead to recall of 110,000 Ssangyong vehicles

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Defective wheels lead to recall of 110,000 Ssangyong vehicles

The fourth-largest Korea-based automobile manufacturer, Ssangyong Motor, will recall more than 110,000 cars for defective wheels, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on Friday.

According to authorities, the recall affects the Rexton, Kyron, Actyon and Actyon Sports models, for a total of 112,920 units manufactured between June 1, 2005 and Nov. 17, 2010.

Problems were found in the vehicles’ ball joint, according to the ministry, the component that moves the wheels in accordance with driving conditions. The defect has the potential to cause the wheels to fall off.

Starting Monday, the drivers of those vehicles may replace the ball joint free of charge at any Ssangyong Motor service center. Those who previously replaced the component are eligible to receive a reimbursement.

The company is the local unit of Indian automobile manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.
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